Mini Cooper is now electric and just as cute


The tiny British Mini Coopers have been around for decades (six to be exact) — but on Tuesday the first all-electric version was revealed. 

The world premiere in Rotterdam in the the Netherlands showed off the electrified Mini that looks like its non-electric predecessors but with a modified grille and no exhaust pipe — since there’s no exhaust here with the zero-emission vehicle. This Mini is all battery and electric motor.

The BMW Group’s newest car will be available next year and start production in November at the Mini plant in Oxford, England. Pre-orders with a $500 deposit are open in the UK and reservations are available in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Norway. Availability in the U.S. hasn’t been announced yet. The car starts around $35,000.  Read more…

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